Hat weaving with Jipi, Carludovica palmata Cyclanthaceae in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.Report as inadecuate


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Type of Resource: text

Genre: article

Issuance: single unit

Date Issued: 2001

Publisher: The New York Garden Botanical Press

Summary: Weaving hats with jipi, Carludovlca palmata (Cyclanthaceae) has built the local economy and cultural identity for the people of Becal, in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. They obtain most material from cultivated sources, weave in man-made caves, and market the goods to commercial centers. Because Jipi does not appear to deplete the sod, they do not need to clear more land for sustainable production. Although weaving traditionally served as the main source of income and social activity in Becal, interest in weaving is declining as the town modernizes. Although profits gained from weaving add to family earnings, because of the many hands through which the hat passes, this income remains low compared to the final selling prices. Thus, many who have the opportunity to pursue other careers are doing so. However, for rural communities, without other earning options, weaving may provide an economically and environmentally advantageous way to use the land.

Identifier: 165385 (digitool), FADT165385 (IID), fau:2003 (fedora)

FAU Department/College: Department of Geosciences Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Note(s): This manuscript is a version of an article published in Economic Botany v.55, no.4(2001) p. 539-544 http://www.nybgpress.org/

Subject(s): Weaving--MexicoHat tradeEthnobotany--Mexico--YucatanIndigenous peoples--Ecology--Mexico--YucatanSustainable development--Mexico--Yucatan

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/165385

Restrictions on Access: ©2001 The New York Botanical Garden Press

Owner Institution: FAU

Other Version: This manuscript is a version of an article published in Economic Botany v.55, no.4(2001) p. 539-544 http://www.nybgpress.org/.



Author: Fadiman, Maria, creator

Source: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A2003



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